Lime Coconut No Bake Energy Bites

lime coconut no bake energy bites

Chocolate energy bites, flax energy bites, pumpkin energy bites.  Seems like there’s so many these days.  Well, they’re everywhere for 3 reasons. They’re healthy They’re easy They are sooooo tasty. I found this recipe for lime coconut no bake energy bites from Oprah.com that are refreshingly different.  The only thing I changed was substituting almond milk for coconut milk.  They’re a great protein snack for summertime. I’ve been snacking on these things for a week and they fill me up....

Strawberry Date Smoothie

I love dates!  Medjool dates that is….and dates with my handsome husband of course.  So, you should try a strawberry date smoothie. If you haven’t discovered Medjool dates, you’ve got to run out and get some.  Don’t think of them as prunes.  Or, dried plums, whatever.  They are similar in nutrition, but taste so much better. These things relieve constipation naturally. With all the soluble fiber (the best kind) they keep things moving.  So, they’re a great compliment to a...

Frothy Chai Smoothie

frothy chai smoothie

If you’re craving a Frappuccino and you just don’t want the calories or get in your car and sit in a long line at Starbucks, this is a great alternative.  An ice cold frothy chai smoothie is just the ticket on a hot summer day. Sometimes, I want a little treat that isn’t fruity.  I know it has bananas in it.  But, I put a banana in nearly every one of my smoothies.  And, even if you’re not into them,...

A Pre-Workout Smoothie that Gives you Energy

pre workout smoothie that gives you energy.

Sometimes when we’re getting ready to workout we need a little kick in the arse before.  Our energy levels are low.  Either we’re rundown from too much stress or not enough sleep.  But, don’t want to eat anything too too heavy right?  This is a light pick-me-up that will give you energy, but not feel too jittery.  A good pre-workout smoothie is perfect! Eggs are great protein, but they’re kinda heavy in the tummy.  You can’t really chow down on a large...

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

tropical turmeric smoothie

As you can tell I’m a big fan of smoothies.  I have to have restraint not to post every one I make.  Pretty much every day I have smoothie in the afternoon.  This one I call tropical because it’s got your mango and pineapple.  Of course I threw in some turmeric. Like all my smoothies this was made with stuff I had available.  It turned out awesome!  I’m remembering this one for sure. Right now pineapples taste like candy, so you definitely...

Iced Matcha Latte

iced matcha latte

If you’re a green tea fan, you’ll love this iced matcha latte.  Matcha is a specially grown and processed form of green tea that’s finely ground into a powder.  During growth the plant produces theanine and caffeine.  This particular combination produces a calming energy.  Versus the nervousness we get from straight caffeine. Because it’s a powder, it’s not generally found in a tea bag.  We dissolve it in water to consume it.  I personally like the flavor better than straight...

Chia Pudding

Follow Me! Chia pudding.  MMMMM.  That sounds delicious doesn’t it! Actually, it’s pretty good.  And I wouldn’t eat it if it tastes bad. This recipe is basically 2 ingredients and the rest is up to you. It’s detox friendly and super easy and quick.  It also fills you up in the morning. Chia seeds are a wonderful thing to keep stocked in your pantry.  They’re packed with fiber, protein, calcium and low in calories.  So, per calorie, they’re one of the...

Lavender Coffee Creamer

Follow Me! We were on a trip recently when I tried lavender creamer in my coffee.  I was hooked.  So, I came home and played around with some ingredients and came up with my own recipe! All you need for one weeks worth of luscious creamer for your coffee is 1 can of Coconut Milk, 1 Tablespoon of Lavender and 2 Tablespoons of Maple syrup. Pour your can of coconut milk in a small saucepan.  The coconut milk separates so it’s...

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

Follow Me! Who wants chocolate in the afternoon and it’s actually completely healthy?  I do! After a while, finding a healthy protein snack in the afternoon got old.  Honestly, I don’t think I can stomach another protein bar. So, after rolling in from a trip and no fresh produce available.  I found a few things to make a healthy snack.  And I had a chocolate craving. You know what happens when you get a chocolate craving….it turns obsessive! So, I dug around the house and found...